autumn 2024
ELE-3606 Control Engineering - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in Engineering program in power electronics and electrical machines. Basic knowledge in power systems is also an advantage.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

ELE-3501 Control Engineering 5 ects

Course content

Mathematical models of dynamic systems, input-output descriptions, state-space descriptions, canonical forms, linear control, PID control. Linearization, state-space realization of input-output descriptions. Coordinate transformations, Lyapunov functions, stability analysis, local and global stability, asymptotic and exponential stability, uniform stability, invariance principle. Controllability and observability, full order and reduced order observers, Kalman filter. Output feedback, separation principles. Lyapunov-based control, feedback linearization, integrator backstepping, passivity-based control, sliding mode control.

Recommended prerequisites

MAT-3800 Linear Algebra II, STE-2605 Linear Systems and Control Theory

Objectives of the course

After completing the subject, the candidate will have the following learning outcome:


The candidate will gain knowledge of fundamental concepts for analysis, synthesis and design of control systems:

  • state-space representations of linear and nonlinear systems
  • linearization
  • canonical forms, controllability and observability
  • stability of systems and equilibrium points
  • state estimators for linear systems
  • PID control and dynamic compensation
  • Lyapunov stability theorems
  • nonlinear and robust control methods


  • The candidate will be able to apply common techniques and tools for design of control systems, including model-based and nonlinear control techniques, and basic computer aided methods

General competence:

  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of central, associated principles and concepts in control engineering.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures: 20 x 4 lecture hours, distributed over 4 weeks. Exercises.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

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Examination: Duration: Grade scale:
Oral exam 30 Minutes A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Written exercises Approved – not approved
Written exercises Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

  • Two mandatory written exercises, must be approved to gain access to oral exam

More info about the oral exam

Individual oral examination of approximately 30 minutes, where the first 10 minutes are alotted for the students presentation of a chosen topic from the curriculum.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: ELE-3606
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